It’s time to decide which town is the Pride of Fenland for being passionate about enterprise

Whittlesey has won the Pride of Fenland Award for the last three years. The towns mayor, Councillor

Whittlesey has won the Pride of Fenland Award for the last three years. The towns mayor, Councillor David Mason, accepted the 2013 award from Steven Foster, of award sponsor Foster Property Developments, and awards host Sue Dougan of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. - Credit: Archant

Today we launch our annual challenge to Fenland’s four market towns that will test every inch of their entrepreneurial spirit – and we need YOUR help.

We want to know which of the towns has, in the past 12 months, shown the greatest business, commercial, enterprise and innovative zeal.

At stake is the opportunity to become the Pride of Fenland champion, to be announced at this year’s Cambs Times/Wisbech Standard Fenland Enterprise Business Awards run in conjunction with Fenland District Council.

It is the fourth year we are running the Pride of Fenland competition – and Whittlesey has won the award the previous three years.

We will be looking for evidence of how the respective towns are shrugging off what seems a never-ending trend of turning to the internet for our goods, how well their Chambers of Commerce and Trade have promoted their town centres and evidence of collective business success.

We will be looking at town centre regeneration, town centre initiatives to stimulate trade and looking at how local organisations connected with business are doing in promoting what’s on offer.

This is a testing time for all local businesses – but which Fenland town is top when it comes to instilling real pride in Fenland?

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That’s where we need your help. We want you to tell us why your town stands out above the rest – simply e-mail your nomination and comment to

All of the nominations and comments will be forwarded to our award judges, who include sponsors and business leaders from across Cambridgeshire.

They will consider those comments, based on what they see and what they are told while out and about in Fenland later this summer, before picking a winner which will be announced at this year’s awards in October.